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    12-16-2011, 09:18 PM
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S-I Joint troubles!

Hi everyone! I am having major issues with my S-I joint. To the point where I am on pain medication, and even with that, walking sometimes is unbearable. It comes and goes in phases.

I would like to know if anyone knows any home remedy type things I can do to ease the pain, or exercises that can help with mobility. I am just a mess right now, and I am afraid that riding is going to make it worse. HELP!!

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    12-17-2011, 04:03 PM
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What kind of issues exactly? Is it strained? Arthritis? Something else?

Sorry I'm not too much help as of yet lol it's just easier to try and give advice if I know a bit more about it. I'm no nurse, but I've been through a lot of arthritis and such with my autoimmune disease and sometimes another set of eyes on a search engine can help too.

Hope you feel better in the meantime!
     
    12-17-2011, 09:52 PM
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I don't know yet! I have to go see the osteopath, but I am certain it's not just a strain. It's been bothering me on and off for a few years now.
     
    12-17-2011, 10:53 PM
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You've had chiropractic adjustments?

Look into this book:

"Painfree" by Peter Egoscue.
Might help, might not. He's a bit of a fanatic, ala 1990's style, but the exceriszes help.
     
    12-17-2011, 10:56 PM
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No I haven't had any chiropractic adjustments. I am going to have osteopathic adjustments. The chiropractic stuff freaks me out a little bit.

Thanks for the book reference! I will look into it :) exercises is really what I am looking for. The medications they put me on make me all kinds of loopy and my DH is nervous about me being alone in the barn.
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    12-17-2011, 11:23 PM
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My doc is an osteopath and he does adjustments that are exactly the same as a chiro does. At least some of them.
     
    12-17-2011, 11:26 PM
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Yeah, he said some are the same, but a chiro isn't a doctor. And I am already at a higher risk for arthritis, so I don't want to do anything that might hinder my healing rather then help it. I just trust a doctor more so... I don't know. I know a lot of people that love the chiro, but they also say that if they don't go or miss an appointment that they get really sore. I don't want to deal with that!
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    12-18-2011, 12:54 PM
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Weanling
Exercise can help arthritis immensely! Even simple stuff like walking and barn chores. No joke, since I've started working as a groom and being generally more active my joints have felt way better. Just don't push it when something really hurts! I agree with going to a doctor instead of a chiro unless your doctor suggests it. Chiros are great, don't get me wrong, but you're right that they don't have the same training.

Also with you on the pain meds. I HATED the ones they gave me. The ones I'm on right now (one for nerve control, the other an immune suppressant) cause me to be a bit dizzy for an hour or so after I take them sometimes and I don't like it but I was prescribed Vicodin once and NEVER AGAIN will I put that crap inside my body. A quarter of the dose made me dizzy and violently ill. Not fun. :/
     
    12-18-2011, 01:15 PM
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Isn't it odd how people react differently to drugs. I have taken Vicodin and could harldy feel any change; no reduction in pain, nothing.
But ibuprofin will have me hurling in 10 minutes.
     
    12-18-2011, 01:18 PM
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Yeah that's what I am on! And it makes me dizzy and I talk non stop, and don't remember a lot of what I say.

I do exercise a lot. I clean 5 stalls everyday, and do work on my farm and care for my 5 brats all day every day. So I am glad the medication helps me so I can get my usual chores done. What about riding? Do you think that would help or hinder my issue?
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